May 8, 2017 Subject:
even with the Neville Brothers to provide a little inspiration, it seems like on this 4th night in five that the energy is already starting to dip back to the 1985 malaise that would come to a head later in this year.
February 13, 2014 Subject:
Second of Two Exceptional Shows
This show is the second of two exceptional Mardi Gras shows, which featured the Neville Bros in the second set. Both are high energy shows that capture the synergy of the Dead with the Neville Bros, something that was happening in the mid-80's when both bands were experiencing peaks. The unique sound achieved in these performances is matched by the 82 New Years shows that featured Etta James and the Tower of Power. As for the sonic quality of the recording, what more can be said about the folks who have documented the performances. Flawless!
February 13, 2012 Subject:
I'd call it an excellent show,
especially everything from Drums on.
June 14, 2010 Subject:
Stream it / Big Thanks
Cnick you obviously have no idea what ypou are talking about.
Paul thanks very much for your great contribbutions to the Grateful Dead community and the Archive over the years. Us mid-'80's Heads absolutely appreciate being able to experience these great recording snad you played a big role in that.
I was at New Year's in 1985 and 1986. I thought '85 was a better year overall, no quyestion, but I thought new year;s was better in '86. Plus the shows that year were at the Kaiser, a very special place indeed. Great sound good show as always Dead recordings need to have the show itself considered, not just the sound quality and the setlist. That's for Pearl Jam and WS Panic fans.
The Mardi Gras shws were absolutely great, lots of fun. These first nights they jammed with e Neviles were by the far the best, by December and then Pittsburgh '87 it was getting stale. But these kaiser shows had that fire, especially the Hey Bo Diddley Not Fade GDTR jam 2.11 and the Hand Jive on this night. I caught the first 4 of this run, missed Valentine's. True Bay Area garage rock Dead at it's finest, I felt like I was at a private party. Which in a way I guess we were.
April 2, 2008 Subject:
Good sound and decent set list
Maybe you ought to email him instead of telling us how "special" you are. This is review section...I don't see any tissues here.
April 2, 2008 Subject:
This is a Joani Walker master and I provided Charlie with the tapes.